Purple Knights Well Represented On 2015 All-East Coast Conference Women's Soccer Teams

Purple Knights Well Represented On 2015 All-East Coast Conference Women's Soccer Teams
Central Islip, N.Y.-The 2015 East Coast Conference regular season and championship tournament winners, the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights placed nine players on this year's ECC Women's Soccer All-Conference squads, plus UB dominated the league's major awards bringing home four of five of those accolades.

Junior midfielder Nicola Worthington (Chorley, England) was selected as the ECC's Defensive Player of the Year.  Freshman Jennifer Wendelius (Lidingo, Sweden) was named the conference's Goalkeeper of the Year, and classmate Jess Laszlo (Stamford, Conn.) earned 2015 ECC Rookie of the Year honors. 

Bridgeport head coach Magnus Nilerud was selected as the 2015 ECC Coach of the Year by his peers.

Worthington, the Most Outstanding Player in this weekend's EC Championship Tournament, helped direct a Bridgeport defense that has allowed only seven goals and notched 15 shutouts in 20 matches heading into the 2015 NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.

Wendelius has minuscule 0.38 goals against average so far this season, and she has recorded a total of 10 solo clean sheets and shared two other shutouts.

Laszlo has burst onto the scene this season with a team high 20 goals and 46 points in her first year of collegiate women's soccer.

Joining Laszlo, Worthington and Wendelius on the First Team All-East Coast Conference team are midfielder Flo Gamby (Sr., Goffs Oak, England) and junior defender Julia Weidenmark (Varnamo, Sweden).

Earning Second Team All-ECC honors from UB are junior Amanda Moura (F., Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Hanne Neby (M, Furnes, Norway).

The Purple Knights also placed a pair of players on the Third-Team All-East Coast Conference group in junior, defender Stephanie Vahos (Shelton, Conn.) and sophomore, midfielder Ariana Weingrad (Hicksville, N.Y.).

2015 All-East Coast Conference Women's Soccer Teams


First Team

F - Andrea Huntzinger, LIU Post

F - Jess Laszlo, Bridgeport

F - Susanne Vistnes, LIU Post

M - Jessica DeLeon, Mercy

M - Flo Gamby, Bridgeport

M - Bella Mitrevski, Roberts Wesleyan

M - Nicola Worthington, Bridgeport

B - Kristin Brandman, LIU Post

B - Heaven Palamitia, Roberts Wesleyan

B - Julia Weidenmark, Bridgeport

GK - Jennifer Wendelius, Bridgeport


Second Team

F - Brittany Houghton, Roberts Wesleyan

F - Amanda Moura, Bridgeport

F - Haley Noble, Mercy

M - Julia Backman, LIU Post

M - Hanne Neby, Bridgeport

M - Rebecca Raber, Dowling

M - Heidi Serna, Mercy

B - Savannah Campana, Mercy

B - Taylor Fletcher, Roberts Wesleyan

B - Katie LaManna, LIU Post

GK - Nicole Augustine, Mercy


Third Team

F - Alyssa Rosania, St. Thomas Aquinas

F - Danielle Valente, Molloy

F - Erin Vernillo, Queens

M - Taylor Bonanno, Queens

M - Allie Merrill, Dowling

M - Samantha Moreno, Roberts Wesleyan 

M - Christina Restivo, Molloy

M - Ariana Weingrad, Bridgeport

B - Rose Carboni, Daemen

B - Annette Mims, Molloy

B - Stephanie Vahos, Bridgeport

GK - Felicia Orderud, Jr., LIU Post


Offensive Player of the Year: Bella Mitrevski, Roberts Wesleyan

Defensive Player of the Year: Nicola Worthington, Bridgeport

Goalkeeper of the Year: Jennifer Wendelius, Bridgeport

Rookie of the Year: Jess Laszlo, Bridgeport

Coach of the Year: Magnus Nilerud, Bridgeport